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UNESCO’s Executive Board to Consider Refined Strategy for Action on Climate Change

UNESCO Executive Board's 180th session Agenda

30 September 2008: The 180th session of the Executive Board

of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) opened

today and will continue until 17 October in Paris, France. The agenda for the

Board's meeting includes the consideration for approval of a refined UNESCO

strategy for action on climate change.

The strategy was refined by an increased

focus on helping member States build and maintain the requisite knowledge base,

and to adopt measures to adapt to the impacts of climate change, contribute to

the mitigation of its causes, and strengthen sustainable development.

In

addition, the strategy takes into due consideration the call for increased

intersectoral cooperation and enhanced synergies among UNESCO's science

programmes and is in line with ongoing efforts to promote a UN system-wide

approach to climate change, led by the Chief Executives Board for Coordination

and its High-Level Committee for Programmes. During its two yearly sessions,

the Executive Board brings together 58 of the 193 member States of UNESCO to

oversee the execution of the programme adopted by the Organization's General

Conference. [UNESCO

Executive Board's 180th session Agenda] [The refined

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